Whenever anyone says they’re traveling to Vancouver, I whip out a very old entry on my phone — Zakkushi, and wax rhapsodic about the “sizzling skewers of Kushiyaki.” Zakkushi has two locations and on one trip, we ate at...
The first in an occasional series. By now, everyone is familiar with the now overused “Netflix and chill,” (its  “actual” meaning varies based on age, probably). But as streaming and subscription services grow in popularity, more and more options...
Eighth Grade Can a movie about what is arguably the worst year of school be delightful, insightful and impactful? The answer is a resounding yes. Comedian Bo Burnham (find his stand-ups “Make Happy” and “What” on Netflix), writer and director,...
You may think you know the story of bookstores: how indies were replaced by chains, which were replaced by discounters, then superstores, then Amazon. You might ask, doesn't everyone read eBooks now anyway, if they read at all? Culver...
American Animals, currently playing at the Landmark Theaters, just over the Culver City border in West Los Angeles, is the best kind of “based-on-a-true-story” movie. It provides backstory, the “actual” story, as well as a glimpse of the real...
If there’s one thing that U.K. novelist Nick Hornby knows, it’s all-encompassing obsessiveness. The most recent of his books to be turned into a film is “Juliet, Naked.” Both novel and movie cover the lamentations of Annie (Rose Byrne),...
On Sunday, August 5, the annual Hare Krishna tradition, Festival of Chariots, will take place. New Dvaraka Temple, on Watseka (just across Venice from Culver City) is the Western World Headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON, informally...
It has been an extraordinary few weeks for Carlson Park bassist Steuart Liebig.* On September 18 Liebig, Arts District guitarist G.E. Stinson, Oakland saxophonist Phillip Greenlief, and New York drummer Jim Black gave an intense performance at the Blue...
Music director Ivan Shulman leads a program that includes the world premiere of Iranian composer Farhad Poupel's Zayande-Rud (The Motherly River), and Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach. The Moldau by Bedřich Smetana and Symphony No.3 in...
By Miranda Myers & Jamison Province Nathan’s Kingdom debuted at the Dances With Films festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, held at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. Directed by Olicer Muñoz and starring Culver City High School alumnus, Jacob Lince, Nathan’s...

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